There are 3 ways to get from Nara to Okayama by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Yamatosaidaiji to Kyoto Kintetsu Ltd Exp / ...
  2. Take the train from Kyoto to Okayama Shinkansen Nozomi

$60 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Osaka City Air Terminal to Okayama


1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Nara to Okayama 126.6 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Nara to Okayama is to drive which costs ¥2400 - ¥3500 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nara to Okayama is to train which costs ¥6500 - ¥9500 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The distance between Nara and Okayama is 171 km. The road distance is 202.5 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Nara to Okayama, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Nara to Okayama. However, there are services departing from Yamatosaidaiji and arriving at Okayama via Kyoto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Nara, Japan and Okayama, Japan?

You can take a train from Nara to Okayama via Kyoto in around 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, Ryobi Express operates a bus from Nara to Okayama every 3 hours. Tickets cost $32 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Kintetsu Limited Express
Train from Yamatosaidaiji to Kyoto
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
Japan Railways Shinkansen
Bus operators
Ryobi Express
Bus from Osaka City Air Terminal to Okayama
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
Schedules at

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